The Master of the Delta
By (author) Thomas H. Cook
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Master of the Delta by Thomas H. Cook
Book DescriptionThey call Eddie Miller 'The Coed Killer's Son', because when Eddie was five years old, his father killed a local college girl, dismembered her body, and buried the pieces in the woods. Where Eddie's family name has brought only infamy, Jack's has bestowed deference and respect. He's the last son of an Old South aristocratic family, returned to his hometown of Lakeland, Mississippi to teach. At the back of his class, sits Eddie. Where others see a withdrawn, lackluster teenager, Jack sees a young man of some promise, struggling with the deadweight of a poisonous inheritance. To exorcise the burden, Jack encourages Eddie to confront the past and discover the truth about his father. All of it. But the school principal, the police sheriff and even Jack's reclusive father would rather the past was left undisturbed. Jack's father was a teacher himself - he taught Eddie's father - and he knows that not all questions should be answered, no matter how heartfelt the question. Because the answer to a heartfelt question will always break your heart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847243379
(198mm x 126mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas H. Cook
City When it Rains, Paperback (August 2015)
'Thomas H. Cook's brooding study speaks quietly and soulfully about people who photograph better in black-and white.' - The New York Times
Dancer in the Dust, Paperback (June 2015)
A story of guilt, murder and politics set in Africa and New York from the acknowledged master of psychological suspense.
Sandrine, Paperback (April 2014)
A man stands accused of murdering his wife. But did he do it?
Crime of Julian Wells, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by Thomas H. Cook
When a famous true-crime writer is found dead in a boat set adrift, the question is not how he died, but why? This is a brilliant psychological thriller about death and obsession from one of the world's most respected crime writers.
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Author Biography - Thomas H. Cook
Thomas H. Cook is one of North America's most respected crime writers. He won an Edgar award for his novel The Chatham School Affair and has been shortlisted for the award six times, most recently with Red Leaves (Quercus 2006), which was also shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger award.
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